I hope someday, someone will make a film on me: Virender Sehwag

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag says he will have full discretion to tell the makers what parts of his life he wants to include in the film, much like Azhar and Dhoni.

bollywood Updated: Oct 21, 2016 08:03 IST
Monika Rawal
Monika Rawal
Hindustan Times
Virender Sehwag,MS Dhoni,Sachin Tendulkar
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has not seen MS Dhoni’s biopic as yet.(Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo)

He was a big hitter on the field, and is keeping the ball rolling in the commentary box and on his Twitter wall. Is former cricketer Virender Sehwag, too, going the biopic way like celebrated cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar?

“Let’s see. Shayad koi mujh par bhi paisa laga de. I hope someone, somewhere, someday will invest in my biopic also,” says Viru, who hasn’t seen Dhoni’s biopic as yet.

“My sons were very excited to see the film so they went for first day, first show. Since I was doing commentary on that day, I couldn’t make it. I’ll watch it soon and put something on Twitter and get everyone talking again,” he says. As for the film on Tendulkar, Sehwag says: “Not just me, everyone is looking forward to it. People want to know more about Sachin’s journey in cricket, his life and what he went through when not playing in the team.”

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag says he is looking forward to watch the biopic on Sachin Tendulkar.

On whether films on a sportsperson’s life only talk about controversies and focus less on their professional achievements, Viru feels it’s the discretion of the player. “The script is read and approved by the cricketer, and one can choose to show only controversies or personal relationship with friends or wives or girlfriends. Tomorrow if a film is made on me, I will decide what I want to show to the public on big screen,” says Sehwag, who celebrated his 38th birthday on October 20.

“I don’t like to party. I like to spend time with family on my birthday,” Viru tells us, sharing a birthday memory close to his heart: “Till the day I didn’t play under-19 World Cup, nobody ever celebrated my birthday. And the moment I played for Indian team, my family got excited and ordered and cut a cake for me in front of 40-50 family members.”

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First Published: Oct 21, 2016 07:50 IST